Makeney Hall Country House Hotel

(14 reviews) 14 4.93
Makeney Road Milford Belper Derbyshire Derbyshire DE56 0RS
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About Makeney Hall Country House Hotel

Makeney Road, Milford
Belper, Derbyshire
Derbyshire, DE56 0RS

Welcome to Makeney Hall Country House Hotel, an impressive Victorian country mansion with tranquil surroundings and breath-taking scenery.

Encompassing this beautiful venue are six acres of stunning landscaped gardens which boast magnificent views across the Amber Valley. Located right in the heart of Derbyshire, the hotel is only eight miles from Derby and two miles from the popular market town of Belper, with plenty of wonderful walking trails nearby.

Your guests can be accommodated in the hotel’s luxurious rooms, some rooms with a traditional style, and some with an elegant style befitting the Victorian period of the hotel’s heritage.

For your civil ceremony, choose between any of the hotels’ four beautiful suites. Alternatively, you can hold your ceremony in their beautiful outdoor wedding ceremony area. This woodland garden has a charming log cabin surrounded by water gardens, providing a romantic, rustic backdrop for your ceremony.

The food and service at the hotel is renowned for its superb quality, making it one of the region’s best-known wedding venues, so you can rest assured your guests will love the wedding catering.

The warm, friendly staff will make you feel welcome and are always happy to help. The team will make planning your wedding straightforward and stress free with the choice of a wedding package or a fully tailored service to suit you.

So please do not hesitate to get in touch and find out more about weddings at Makeney Hall Country House Hotel.

Join us for our next Wedding showcase on Sunday 17th November 2019.  Arrival from midday until 4pm, no booking required.  A chance to view Makeney Hall's event rooms, outdoor ceremony area, plus chat to local suppliers.  We hope to see you there!

• Grand Victorian country mansion set in stunning surroundings. • Close by to Derbyshire and charming popular market town Belper. • Four beautiful suites and woodland garden available for civil ceremonies. • renowned in the region for excellent quality catering. • Professional, helpful staff to provide you with a personalised service.

Facilities at Makeney Hall Country House Hotel

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Stately Home
Small Hotel
Outdoor License
Woodland and Festival
Unusual Weddings
Unique Weddings
Asian Wedding
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Changing Room for Guests
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking
Pets Welcome
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Corkage Option
Capacity :
Less than 30 guests
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
150 to 250 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster

Makeney Hall Country House Hotel Reviews (14)

Wonderful wedding venue
Venue Service

By Wedding on 30.01.15, on 13 Jan 2015

We had our wedding and reception at this hotel and it was a great success. It's a beautiful old building, full of character, which is why we chose it. Katie was our wedding planner and she was great - really helpful and a pleasure to work with. Everybody loved the Lavinia Room which the wedding was held in. The wedding breakfast was held in the Conservatory and the room and tables looked absolutely beautiful. The food and service we received was excellent - we had lots of positive feedback from our guests on this. The portions were very generous and everyone felt very well looked after. All the staff were very helpful and nothing was too much trouble. Most of guests had refurbished rooms and have said they were great. We had the bridal suite, which has yet to be refurbished, but is beautiful anyway, is huge and has stunning views. The rooms were spotless and the beds really comfortable. We want to say a big thank you to Katie, Paul and all the staff who helped make it a wonderful occasion.

Mr and Mrs Fowler
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By Mr and Mrs Fowler, on 13 Aug 2014

Thankyou very much, the day went perfectly and we loved absolutely every minute of it!! From the ceremony to the neal and through to the evening everything was perfect! The master of ceremonies was a true gentleman and we cannot thank him enough for his support on our special day!! The staff were great, the room looked amazing and the food both day and evening buffet was absolutely superb!! Our bridal suite was fab and all our guests thoroughly enjoyed their stay As well as the delicious breakfast the following morning!! My dad was really impressed with the service received and also how quick and well staff managed to turn the room around not once but 3 times during our day :) we truly had the most amazing day!! And to top it all the weather stayed with us and the grounds looked gorgeous and we were able to capture sone stunning photos :D From a very very happy newlywed couple :)

THEEE place to get married!
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By Mr & Mrs Hadley, on 07 Aug 2014

I just want to say a massive thank you for all you have done for us. Our day couldn't have gone better! I rant and rave to everyone how Makeney Hall is THEEE place to get married. The views are stunning. The room... well I am lost for words. Everything is and was perfect. amazing even. I cant put it into words exactly what I want to say. My grattitude goes beyond thanks. The staff were perfect. Professional and outstanding! I highly recommend you and the hotel to everyone. The breakfast in the morning was delicious. And just what I needed after a full night of alcohol haha. As soon as I get the pictures back from Mark I will do you a little album to say thanks. Cheers! You're all bob on. Our day was amazing and one I will cherish forever.

Cloud 9!
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By Mr & Mrs Horne, on 07 Aug 2014

We're both wonderful thank you so much, still on cloud 9 after our wonderful day on Friday! Just off on Honeymoon in a few hours to Mexico, we're very much looking forward to some relaxation. Absolutely amazing day! Thank you so much to Liz, Paul & all the staff who made the venue so fabulous for us! Everyone has said nothing but positive things about the rooms, the food, the staff and our special day! Thank you again I can't speak highly enough of Paul & Liz who both kept me completely sane in the lead up to the wedding as well as on the day. Nothing was too much trouble for them despite me being a slight control freak!

Excellent wedding venue
Venue Service

By Chris and Karen, Derby, on 13 Oct 2009

Our thanks to Kay, Vorchek I hope that is spelt correctly and the team at Makeney Hall for making our daughter & son-in-laws wedding a very special occasion from start to finish. From the initial meetings last year, to the last drink in the early hours of the morning following the wedding, they were first class, taking all the pressure off our shoulders and making it easy for us to relax and enjoy the day. Venue, service and food were all excellent with many guests commenting that it was the best wedding they had attended. Thanks again.

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By Colleen and Dan, on 06 Oct 2009

Got ready, had civil ceremony and reception at Makeney on 11th September 2009. Had the most perfect day! Staff were wonderful and went out of the way to help at all points. The food was delicious and service very good. The grounds are beautiful, as are bridal suites. A Special thanks to Kay, the wedding coordinator and Martin Master of ceremonies, who both made the day run so smoothly. We can''t thank you enough!

The perfect day
Venue Service

By Adele and Daniel, on 09 Sep 2009

Wedding held on 5th sept 2009 at the beautiful makeney hall hotel.The day was amazing , food fantastic and every member of staff was polite and could not do enough to help . A massive thankyou to Kay the wedding coordinator for all her help and to vortec for making the day run so smoothly. We would recommend makeney hall to everyone as the perfect wedding setting.

Venue Service

By Gary and Allister, on 29 Jun 2008

Thank you Makeney for making the 15th March 2008 such a special day for us both, everything was spot on, Special thanks to Helen and Vortec for making our day extra special.

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By Lynsey & Richard, on 27 Aug 2007

We got married this year on the 5th of August and had an amazing day! Makeney Hall was a perfect venue and all the staff did everything they could to make our day special. The wedding co-ordinator, Helen Fairey was fantastic throughout and so were our Master of Ceremony, Tony and also Alaistair Massey. They were always on hand to talk us through everything and to make sure we were happy. It all ran so smoothly. All our guests are still talking about how wonderful the day was. A big thank you to all at Makeney Hall!

Wonderful Wedding Day - thanks loads to Makeney!
Venue Service

By Becky & Tony, on 20 Feb 2007

We got married at the Makeney in November 2006. We held our wedding ceremony, our wedding breakfast and our evening reception all at the Hotel in the Milford Suite and the transformation of the room from one part of the day to the next was amazing - so smooth and trouble free. The Suite looked really beautiful for the ceremony and the local registrars are lovely. We had the most wonderful wedding day - truly magical with nothing going wrong. Our wedding co-ordinator, Lesley, was a total star and looked after us superbly. Anything we asked for, however small or large, they would do or try their very best to. Our MOC was lovely too. We cannot thank the staff enough for their help and support and looking after our families and friends. Definately recommend The Makeney as a first class venue for your celebrations.

A perfect weekend
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By A very happy mother of the bride, on 11 Jan 2006

Family and friends met up at Makeney on Friday evening and had a lovely dinner in a private dining room, which was beautifully decorated. On the wedding day everything went so well that the day flew by, no awkward hanging about while photos were taken or long wait betwen reception and evening entertainment. All the staff were very caring. The wedding co-ordinator was brilliant and very knowledgable about local services such as florists, photographer and make-up artist. It is obvious from the photos what a good time every one had. Only one fault - trying to pay the bill on the morning after - chaos.

A perfect venue, nothing was too much trouble.
Venue Service

By jo, on 17 Nov 2005

A perfect venue, nothing was too much trouble. Food was fantastic and the service was outstanding, what a nice change to see a hotel still silver serving all the food onto hot plates. All the staff from the receptionest to the cleaners were friendly and helpful. The Wedding Co-Ordinator took so much pressure of us during the planning stages and all our special requests were met. On the day our MOC couldn't do enough for us, he was always at hand to guide us throughout the day. Although our wedding was October this year the grounds were in excellent condition. Thank you Makeney Hall for a fairytale wedding.

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